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Summary: Paul having commended the Thessalonian church to walk in Holiness and then in Harmony, now mandates that they walk with one another in honesty.

“Walk in Honesty”

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

I. WALK IN HOLINESS. (vv. 1-8)

II. WALK IN HARMONY. (VV. 9-10)

III. WALK in HONESTY. (vv. 11-12) Romans 12:7; 13:13; 2 Corinthians 8:20-21; Philippians 4:8

A. Make it your AMBITION to live peaceably. (v. 11a) And that ye study to be quiet Ecclesiastes 4:6; Lamentations 3:26; 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Peter 3:4; 2 Corinthians 5:9

B. ATTEND to your own business. (v.11b) and to do your own business Luke 12:42-43; Romans 12:4-8; Colossians 3:22-24; 2 Thessalonians 3:11; 1 Timothy 5:13; 2 Timothy 2:4-6; 1 Peter 4:10-11, 15

C. ACQUIRE/ACCOMPLISH a livelihood with your own hands. (v. 11c) and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Acts 20:35; Romans 12:11; 1 Corinthians 4:12; Nehemiah 4:15

1. PROVIDE for his own family. 1 Timothy 5:8; Genesis 30:30-32; 2 Corinthians 12:14; Proverbs 13:22; 19:14

2. PAY his bills. 1 Thessalonians 4:12; 1 Timothy 5:13; Psalm 23:1; 34:9-10; 84:11; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 4:19

3. PROCURE food to eat with the labor of your hands. 2 Thessalonians 3:8, 10-12; Proverbs 12:11; 31:27; Psalm 111:5

4. PARTICIPATE in giving to others. Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 4:28; Acts 4:34-37; 20:35; Titus 3:4; Psalm 34:14; Isaiah 58:7; Romans 12:13, 20-21

D. ADVANCE in a Christ-like manner towards the unbelieving. (v. 12) That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing Titus 2:8-10; 1 Peter 2:12; 3:16-17; Colossians 4:5; 1 Timothy 3:7; Hebrews 13:18; Romans 12:14

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